Tain is Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, and benefits from the fertile soil and dry air of the east coast. It has long been a noted centre of habitation, and St Duthac preached in this region during the Dark Ages.
Tain has advanced public services including a leisure complex and library, while the council provides education at four primary schools plus Tain Royal Academy. Tain has a strong community, which organises such events as the Tain Gala and the Tain Highland Gathering. The A9 provides easy transport to Inverness and Dingwall, while Tain Railway Station connects to the Far North Line.